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HindustanTimes Thu,17 Apr 2014

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Meet the imposters

Is copy right the new right to copy? From scripts, scenes, characters and songs to, now, posters, Bollywood has often been accused of plagiarism. Is our desi film fraternity running out of ideas? Here are some of the posters of our Bollywood films, in recent times, which have pronounced ­similarites with ­posters of Western films and projects.

Ek Villain vs Step Up 
The yet-to-be released film’s trailer has crossed a million views online. But the poster, featuring Shraddha Kapoor and Sidharth Malhotra, has got many tongues wagging. A closer look at Ek Villain’s ­poster gives one a sense of déjà vu. It reminds one of the American dance film, Step Up (2006), featuring Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-starrer, Step Up.

Text: Geetanjali Taragi
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Barun Sobti: how he is the best family man

Is Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon Actor Barun Sobti, best known for Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon, managed time from his hectic shooting schedule for Satra Ko Shaadi Hai, to attend his niece’s birthday, back home in the national capital.
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I, Gulzar and Pancham together were unbeatable: Asha Bhosle

From the time she sang Ghar jayegi tar jayegi doliyaan chadh jayegi for Gulzar in Khushboo, Asha Bhosle has shared a very special rapport with her Gulzar bhai who has been named for the coveted Dadasaheb Phalke Award. She feels it has gone to the "very deserving artist". 
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